And He said, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all of them;
This poor widow. Perhaps Jesus was not so much commenting about the widow’s generosity as he was marvelling at the rich who steal from the poor and “devour widows’ houses” (Matt. 23:14). The power of religion to enrich itself by stealing from the poorest of the poor was offensive to Jesus.
Further reading: “Jesus is your tithe”
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